Mike Fowler achieved his black belt under in 3.5 years being one the fastest ever to achieve the rank. Mike was one top American BJJ Competitors for many years, beating some of the top names in the Sport. In 2006, controversy struck Fowler and stopped him on his tracks at the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships (his first year as a black belt). Mikes match with Daniel Moraes was one of the most talked about that year. This caused such turmoil that IBJJF (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) was forced to release a statement acknowledging the wrong doing; the fight was also one of the main reasons behind the 3 referee rule applied in current times. It was great to catch up with Mike after all these years. Mike is the head instructor at North Shore Jiu Jitsu Club in Haleiwa, Hawaii.